Sports Mike Hoffman lifts Senators to shootout win over Flyers

05:26  04 february  2018
05:26  04 february  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Mike Hoffman dazzled in the shootout while Craig Anderson was simply solid. Hoffman 's tally was the only goal among 12 players in the shootout and lifted the Ottawa Senators to a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

Mike Hoffman scored the only goal among 12 players in the shootout to lift the Ottawa Senators to a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers . Ryan will miss Sunday's game against Montreal. The Senators won both games of the season series, which wraps up Feb. 24 in Ottawa.

a hockey game in the snow: Ottawa Senators forward Mike Hoffman shoots the puck past Philadelphia Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth for the game-winning goal during a shootout in Philadelphia on Saturday. The Senators won 4-3.© Chris Szagola/Associated Press Ottawa Senators forward Mike Hoffman shoots the puck past Philadelphia Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth for the game-winning goal during a shootout in Philadelphia on Saturday. The Senators won 4-3.

Mike Hoffman scored the only goal among 12 players in the shootout to lift the Ottawa Senators to a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

The Senators looked like they had the game won in regulation, but Nolan Patrick tied the contest with 2.6 seconds left in the third period to force overtime.

Neither team scored in the 3-on-3 5-minute period and neither looked like it was going to score in the shootout, either. After six Flyers shooters and five Senators missed, Hoffman finally connected with a pretty move that beat Michal Neuvirth and sent Ottawa to consecutive victories for the first time since Jan. 5-6.

Duchene leads under-manned Senators to win

  Duchene leads under-manned Senators to win Duchene leads under-manned Senators to winMike Hoffman, Chris DiDomenico, Colin White and Zack Smith also scored for Ottawa (18-25-9). Craig Anderson made 30 saves.

Mike Hoffman scored the only goal among 12 players in the shootout to lift the Ottawa Senators to a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. The Senators entered with the third-fewest points in the NHL and tied for the least road wins with six but managed to take advantage of

Mike Hoffman scored the deciding goal in the sixth round of the shootout and Ryan Dzingel tallied two assists to lift the Senators to a 4-3 win .

Derick Brassard, Matt Duchene and Chris DiDomenico scored in regulation and Ryan Dzingel had a pair of assists for Ottawa.

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Sean Couturier and Claude Giroux also scored in regulation for Philadelphia, which lost its fourth straight to hurt its playoff position. The Flyers began play clinging to the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference but just a point ahead of the Rangers and Islanders.

The Senators entered with the third-fewest points in the NHL and tied for the least road wins with six but managed to take advantage of Philadelphia and its tenuous goalie situation.

With top goaltender Brian Elliott (lower body) sidelined for the fourth straight game, Philadelphia coach Dave Hakstol elected to start rookie Alex Lyon for the second consecutive contest. Lyon made his first career start in Thursday's 4-3 loss at New Jersey.

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Mike Hoffman dazzled in the shootout while Craig Anderson was simply solid.

Craig Anderson stopped all six shots that he faced in the shootout and Mike Hoffman scored the winning goal to lead the Senators to a 4-3 victory against

Goalie issues

Elliott's regular backup, Neuvirth, had started Wednesday's 5-3 loss in Washington before being pulled for Lyon. Neuvirth may have landed in Hakstol's doghouse after the game by saying he was ill, something he hadn't conveyed to Hakstol beforehand.

Neuvirth replaced Lyon to start the third period with the Senators leading 3-1.

Giroux's tip of Brandon Manning's slap shot with 5:45 left in the third pulled the Flyers within a goal. And Patrick knotted the game at 3-3 on a rebound after Craig Anderson stopped Shayne Gostisbehere's slap shot from the point.

The Senators scored a pair of first-period goals to take a 2-0 lead.​

The Senators appeared to go in front three goals with 2.9 seconds left in the second when Brassard beat Lyon for a second time, but the goal was disallowed after a coach's challenge determined Ottawa was offside on the play.

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